installing windows 2012 server onto esxi 4.1

edit vmx file and add lines:

bios440.filename = “bios.440.rom”
mce.enable = TRUE
cpuid.hypervisor.v0 = FALSE
vmGenCounter.enable = FALSE

the file bios.440.rom must be added into the same folder as the virtual machine. Link for it is below – rename it by changing .tiff to .rom after downloading.

bios440rom

Some references point to issues with this method, which may be solved with this:

To work around this issue, manually create a CPUID mask for the affected virtual machines:

To manually create a CPUID mask for the affected virtual machines:

1.Power down the virtual machine.
2.Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
3.Click the Options tab.
4.Select CPUID Mask under Advanced.
5.Click Advanced. ◦For Intel:

1.Under the Register column, locate the edx register under Level 80000001.
2.Paste this into the value field:

—-:0—:—-:—-:—-:—-:—-:—-

For example, cpuid.80000001.edx = —-:0—:—-:—-:—-:—-:—-:—-

◦For AMD:

1.Select the AMD Override tab.
2.Change cpuid.80000001.edx.amd = ———–H——————– to
cpuid.80000001.edx.amd = —-0—————————

6.Click OK to close the virtual machine properties.

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